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Send location data when phone's battery is about to die (Android, iOS maybe) #28

TCattd opened this Issue Oct 10, 2012 · 6 comments


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TCattd commented Oct 10, 2012

As i commented on twitter directly to Tomás https://twitter.com/TCattd/status/256018438403813376

Will be nice to have Prey send a last report, specifically with the current phone's location, when battery charge is low or about to die (maybe with % threshold being an user option).

This idea can be expanded to send a report every time the phone it's powered off by the normal way (hold power button -> power off) before the phone completly powers off... just in case thieve turn it off like normal people do it.

That. Please.

Hope can be implemented in some future ;)

Good idea.

Lookout Mobile Security has offered a similar feature for years. This is why I've lately recommended to others that they should also install the free version of Lookout, even though it's closed-source.

It's been two and a half years since this issue was filed. @fanuneza, could you please assign this to somebody? :)

👍 to signal flare.

every time the phone it's powered off by the normal way.

I'm no Android developer, but I think this cannot be done. Most likely the OS does not wait for the apps to run something before turning off :(

Yes, I know there's a broadcast, but as the documentation states:

Once the broadcast is complete, the final shutdown will proceed and all unsaved data lost

there's not enough time to, for example, send a report or even a notification to the servers.

On the other hand, to do something when the device is at X% of battery is totally loable and we've discussed of implementing it :), so hopefully there might be good news very soon about this.

TCattd commented May 5, 2015

A battery % threshold trigger it's fine and nice :)
Should work.

Thanks for considering it.

@camilaburgos, you closed this issue without posting any message.

Has the feature been implemented?

And, if not, why close the issue?

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